March 3, 2010

Whatever Wednesday

Each Wednesday we post links from the previous week that touch on special needs adoption. Our hope is that these small snapshots provide you with a glimpse of life after adopting through China's waiting child program... both the long-term blessings and the challenges that come with parenting a child with special needs. We also hope to raise awareness about a variety of special needs.

The Certainty of "Just Knowing" -- adoptive momma (Korea) and adoption researcher Dawn Davenport at Creating a Family... a reader writes in, asking what should happen if one spouse feels certain that they have "found" their child, but the other spouse feels unsure

hoping for a parasite
-- adoptive momma (foster to adopt and Haiti) Kristen at Rage Against the Minivan... some tests showed unusual results which lead a mom to actually hope for a parasite

down for the count -- adoptive momma (China) Simply T at Just Add One Chinese Sister... describing a recent hospital stay due to renal reflux

What's Bugging Me Today -- adoptive momma (China) Shirlee McCoy at And Then There Were Seven... a post that touches on navigating the waters of older child adoption

A turn down memory lane
-- adoptive momma (China) Nicole at The Baker Sweets... a momma shares her heart while she thinks back to her son's condition at the time of a adoption

Worry... what good is it? -- an adoptive momma (China) at Room For At Least One More... a momma shares their thoughts and emotions as they wait to travel

our road to an apraxia diagnosis -- adoptive momma (Russia) Bethany at Life With Bubba, Chicky and Nicka... describing their journey to an apraxia diagnosis for her biological child, beginning with some blog comments left by speech-language pathologists (SLPs)


  1. I tried translating this comment above in g**gle translator, which came up with this:

    "Frustrated in front of others, do not talk about proud of it; proudly in front of others, do not talk about frustration thing."

    Is that what it says? Anybody? And if so, what does that mean??? Just wondering … is the commenter saying we are talking proudly about our frustrations? Just trying to understand …

  2. Honestly, I think it's a spammer that's been going around the circuit. I have noticed it on a couple blogs with IA in common . . .